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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s world-famous Maracanã Stadium is entering the final stages of its long-awaited reconstruction, with some parts already verging on completion, and should be ready by February 2013, according to Globo News. Engineers say work is continuing to progress on schedule and according to plan, and that the roof section must now be completed before Maracanã can open its doors to the public.

The stadium is key to the city’s hosting of Brazil's top football (soccer) fixtures, as well as the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?